51 SOHO is those kind of places where I can park myself there throughout the day, and eat my 5 daily meals lol!!! #thisishowigotfat
Depending on the hour, the menu at this newly-opened joint at 51 Telok Ayer Street changes to suit different needs, beginning with breakfast options in the morning, one-bowl meals for a convenient lunch, to hearty mains for dinner. Light bites are available as well.
While the all-day dining concept is not entirely new, 51 SOHO's interesting offerings and beautiful space does provide refreshed excitability, so it's still worth checking out.
I arrived early for dinner and managed to capture some shots of 51 SOHO bathed in golden sunlight before evening darkness settled in.
Wouldn't you agree with me that the decor is so chic and gorgeous? Not really suprising as 51 SOHO is opened by the same folks behind Birds Of A Feather, and Halcyon & Crane, two restaurants which we agree have very nice interiors too.
Our dinner started off with Shaky Fries ($7.90) where we got to add chilli powder into a bag of fries and shake it ourselves. The fries were very addictive and it was hard to resist especially when the basket was placed right in front of me. #thisishowigotfatter
The charcoal-grilled skewers were very moreish with its heavily-flavoured house marination and Sichuan pepper spice dust too. Selection includes Beef ($11), Pork Belly ($7.50), Duck Gizzard ($6), and Padron Pepper with Halloumi Cheese ($8).
My personal favourite is the pork belly with its succulent cut of both lean meat and fats.
Eat your greens! And we did because the Green & Nutty ($18) is so delicious and refreshing with its mix of broccoli slaw, edamame bean, sorghum, spring onion pesto, roasted nuts and raisin.
Salmon & Pearl ($28) served well as a hearty option with a generous slab of pan-seared salmon, and pearl couscous that's cooked in fish stock. The pairing with sliced pickled cucumber and red radish brightened up the dish with its sourish, appetizing notes.
Other highlights from dinner includes an Asian-styled braised duck leg - Spice de Canard ($30), Soho Burger ($28) with pulled Wagyu cheek and kimchi slaw sandwiched between toasted brioche buns, as well as The Steak ($40), a Wagyu shoulder tender cut that's served with baked puff pastry, celeriac gratin and sauteed spinach.
The most memorable dish for me is Our Spicy Pasta ($24) mainly because of the hot and spicy spaghetti.
Tossed in housemade sauce made with Sichuan 'liu po', 'lao gan ma' and 'dou ban jiang', the pasta was pleasantly sour, sufficiently spicy, and totally satisfying. Fresh tiger prawns and crab meat completed the dish with some proteins.
To be honest, I'm not totally sure how best to define 51 SOHO's cuisine even after the meal. Perhaps modern Western with Asian and Sichuan influences might be apt.
While I prefer to eat rather than drink my calaries, the cocktails from 51 SOHO using Chinese rice wine, plum wine and bamboo wine and served in cute mini bottles are too interesting to give it a pass. #thisishowigotevenfatter
Be careful though, concoctions such as Bamboo Dream (sweet fermented rice wine, osmanthus tea, passionfruit puree, yuzu jam) and 51 Soho (plum wine, barley juice, lychee juice, rose syrup) glided down the throat so easily with fruity and floral notes but can be quite potent in terms of alcohol strength.
Teetotaller me survived to write this post haha.
Address: 51 Telok Ayer Street, #01-01, Singapore 048441
Contact: +65 97551058
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-10pm | Sat, Sun & PH 10am-10pm
Prices are stated in Singapore dollars and subject to 10% service charge & 7% GST. Information is correct at point of published date.
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